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2:38 AM ET, May 2, 2011


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Dean Schabner / ABCNEWS:
Osama bin Laden Killed by U.S. Strike  —  Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, sources told ABC News.  —  His death brings to an end a tumultuous life that saw bin Laden go from being the carefree son of a Saudi billionaire …
New York Times:
Bin Laden Dead, President Obama Says  —  WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the most devastating attack on American soil in modern times and the most hunted man in the world, was killed in a firefight with United States forces in Pakistan on Sunday, President Obama announced.
Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden dead - Obama  —  Bin Laden is top of the US “most wanted” list  —  Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces, President Barack Obama has said.  —  The al-Qaeda leader was killed in a ground operation based on US intelligence, the first lead of which emerged last August.
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Sources: Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead  —  WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, a person familiar with the situation said late Sunday.  —  President Barack Obama was expected …
Osama bin Laden is dead, Obama says  —  US has custody of al-Qaida leader's body, source says  —  Below:  —  NBC News and  —  WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden, the Saudi extremist whose al-Qaida terrorist organization killed more than 3,000 people in coordinated attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11 …
New York Times:
The Most Wanted Face of Terrorism  —  Osama bin Laden, who was killed in Pakistan on Sunday, was a son of the Saudi elite whose radical, violent campaign to recreate a seventh-century Muslim empire redefined the threat of terrorism for the 21st century.  —  With the attacks on the World Trade Center …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
BREAKING: Osama bin Laden is dead, Obama says  —  (CNN) - The mastermind of the worst terrorist attack on American soil is dead, U.S. President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night, almost 10 years after the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.  —  Osama bin Laden …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
How the bin Laden Announcement Leaked Out  —  The terse announcement came just after 9:45 p.m. Sunday from Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director.  “POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern Time,” he wrote on Twitter, sharing the same message that had just been transmitted to the White House press corps.
Associated Press:
Usama Bin Laden Is Dead, Sources Confirm  —  Usama bin Laden is dead, putting an end to the worldwide manhunt that began nearly a decade ago on Sept. 11, 2001.  The architect of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil was killed a week ago inside Pakistan by a U.S. bomb.
Larry O'Connor /
Michelle Malkin:
Reports: Bin Laden killed a week ago today by US missile/CIA asset/Pakistani ground operation, confirmed tonight, body is ours, Obama announces “JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE”  —  News breaking all over the place tonight that Osama bin Laden was killed and that his body is in US possession.
Discussion: and Wall Street Journal
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
U.S. FORCES KILL OSAMA BIN LADEN.... Nearly 10 years after the terrorism of Sept. 11, the man responsible for orchestrating the attack has been killed.  —  In just a few moments, President Obama will announce that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces.  More soon.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Bin Laden dead  —  Nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks reshaped America's politics and national security strategy, President Barack Obama was set to announce Sunday night that U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, a White House aide said in advance of the presidential statement.
Discussion: The Note
TEXT: President George W. Bush's Statement on Osama Bin Laden's Death
Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan
Discussion: Sense of Events
Helene Cooper / The Lede:
Obama Announces Killing of Osama bin Laden
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Thomas Ferdousi / Pundit Press:
Obama Speech Transcript, May 1st about Osama bin Laden Death
Discussion: POWIP and The Duck of Minerva
Associated Press:
Osama bin Laden killed in CIA operation, Obama tells nation
Julie Mason / The Politico:
Osama bin Laden killed
Discussion: The Huffington Post and CNN
CBS News:
Osama bin Laden is dead
Discussion: Firedoglake
Osama bin Laden is dead, Obama says
Discussion: The Sundries Shack
Osama bin Laden is dead, sources say
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Trump finds White House dinner ‘inappropriate’  —  Washington (CNN) - Donald Trump reacted to the onslaught of jokes about him by President Barack Obama and comedian Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner Saturday with his own view of the events.
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Trump says jokes about him by Obama, Meyers were ‘inappropriate’
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Donald Trump pushes back at prez jokes
Discussion: Gothamist
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
SUCKER: Obama takes bait, embiggens Donald Trump.
Erin Einhorn / NY Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg has solution to immigration problem: Make them live in Detroit  —  Mayor Bloomberg has a fix for the nation's immigration debate: Send 'em to Detroit.  —  “If I were the federal government,” Bloomberg told David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday morning.
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